Cigars and Mason Jars - the Rocky Patel Decade
This Decade cigar gets from a 88 to a 95 rating from Cigar Aficionado. It is a solid 90+ cigar for sure. Spicy, woody, leather and get this...Black Cherry. I swear the creamiest smoke with a hint of black cherry!
The box pressed Toro (my first one was a torpedo) cigar lit and burned perfectly. The ash stacked up and was very pale in color. I enjoyed this one with a short glass of Beams Black Label and a glass of ice water. The smoke is smooth and gains strength as you smoke. The puffing produces the expected flavors I mentioned above, but it is that wonderful black cherry after taste that stole my heart. The finish is climatic! The stick finishes strong but not harsh. I loved it. The smoothness of this medium body cigar is awesome. They will run you from $8 to $10 bucks a stick. I say buy them if you can. You wont be disappointed. The bad news for me is this was the last one in the Humie...I do have some Rocky Vintage 1990 and 1992 on hand. After smoking this Decade and the one before it, I am shopping for the best deals on a box...Yes I said a box. That shows how much I like this cigar. Here is the man himself talking about the Decade cigar. Enjoy my fellow Cigar lovers. Try ya a Rocky Patel and you will thank me later I'm sure.